WTF??? $1 Glitter Pots | Fixate Cosmetics

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Glitter Fanatics! Like you I love e x t r a sparkle, and believe no look is complete without it, what if I told you, you can get great pigment for cheap. By now, I think every beauty brand, both luxe & Indie, have come out with a glitter formula that only seems to improve every time….So tell me beauty queens do you prefer loose or pressed?

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I have had the pleasure of trying plenty of Indie brands, and now I can add Fixate to the mix. Fixate cosmetics blessed my makeup collection with some loose glitters and a really out of this world highlighter, and let’s just say I’m more than impressed with the pricing, and color pay off. After receiving my products, I did a little research on the site, watched Youtube, and after a days pass, I finally opened and tested the items I received.

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Glitter Pots

Fixate cosmetics have a choice of 30 glitter pot shades ranging in both cool tone blues to fiery reds, to even a white glitter—Like, what? Each individual glitter, is $2 which compared to a lot of other companies, is not bad at all. I really like these glitter pots, because they can be used on your nails, eyes, and face glitter, so you can definitely get a variety of looks. The shades that I got that I received were Purple reign – ( which is a lilac purple), Black Goddess – (Black w/ hints of navy blue), & fairy dust- ( silver), the color payoff is immaculate, especially for the pricing- a lot of glitters that are normally this cheap are those horrible glitters with that sticky gel / vaseline, uhhh just thinking about gives me chills, but not these glitters, they pick up easily; and are build-able, with the use of a primer of course. You can use your finger, but it applies better with the use of a concealer brush, it picks up more product. I also pat the product in the area I want it, because who rubs in anything, dealing with beauty. I really enjoy the glitters, I’m pretty much a pro at using glitter, but you have to start somewhere, right? This is a great glitter for beginners, or if you’re looking to start doing makeup.

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GLOW baked highlighter

When it comes to highlight, I’m pretty much obsessed, sometimes overly, but heyyy we all have our beauty obsessions. I’ve tried so many highlights, I probably could tell you the brand blindfolded— told you, obsessed— It’s just I know what I like & look for in a quality highlight. When I got my highlighter in the mail, I was so excited, and kind of had my thoughts planned as to what to expect. Fixate carries these Glow baked highlighters in shades Twilight, Opulence, & Baked. I received the Baked highlighter, which is a pretty golden shade w/ hints of champagne in it, retailing for $14. The highlighter is baked so you can expect a lot of fall out and tons of glitter, which I’m not mad about. When you swatch the shade it’s super light— almost like you’re swatching a marshmallow, is that a weird description, I can’t really describe it, I just know its soft and full of sparkle. When applying, with the swipe & flick of the wrist, be prepared to endure tons of fall out, but a ton of G L O WWhen applying this baked highlighter it’s best to spray some fix plus setting spray then apply it, this allows it to stay in position, and you can then manipulate the blending quality. Another way is to just wear it as a bronzer and shimmer affect, this option acts almost like the Fenty beauty fairy bomb glitter— and will look just as beautiful for a lot cheaper.

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As first impressions go— the products did not disappoint. The glitters and highlighters turned out beautiful, and the brand offers quality beauty products, for a amazing price— Capital on the AH mazing— I will definitely be posting again about the products shown in this post. 

♥here is the link to the products above, go check’em out & tell me what you think♥

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** Thank you to Fixate Cosmetics for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own**

khadijah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skincare with MD Complete Skincare

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Hi Loves! Let’s talk skincare! I really have lost count of how many bloggers, & social influencers I stalk, I mean follow, on Instagram just to take notes of what products work for them. Skincare is something that I take serious, especially since there’s no time clock to stop from aging, just to think that all I would do was throw water on my face and call it a day……but now my skincare routine is just as long as my makeup routine + getting dressed combined. Skincare 101 skincare routines consists of a cleanser, moisturizer, serum, skin balm, toner, night time facial mask, your first born, nondisclosure agreement….just kidding, but routines consist of half of these steps to get the job done. Today I want to share a 3 step skin system that has been super beneficial to my skin routine.

I heard about Md Skincare Complete skincare by Brian Zelickson, about maybe a year ago, through social media, and most recently got the opportunity to try some of their acne fighting products. When it comes to acne fighting products, with so many skincare brands, it starts to feel like if you’ve tried one, you’ve tried’em all. The overwhelming feeling I get when I’m going back and forth between products, comparing ingredients (& prices) this is time consuming, and wind up going over the budget. I have 100% combination skin plus active psoriasis, shopping for 1 skin issue is hard enough, having to find products for oily/dry skin, plus constant sensitive skin, can be draining. I have found something that works for my skin, and not stop after only a few uses ( know what I mean Okkur)!

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The Md complete skincare acne fighting system, comes with a cleanser, moisturizer, and facial serum, all infused with Vitamin C + E, Retinol & BPO ( natural ingredients to fight against acne). For any starting routine, washing your face is important, If it’s one thing I make sure I do every day is wash my face. The Clarifying Cleanser is the starting step to clear skin. The clarifying cleanser is a light a cleanser infused with Salicylic Acid and natural botanicals that cleanses oil/dirt out of my pores. COME THRUUU skincare goals, I have been using this cleanser for a while now, and all my skin probs have been answered. The cleanser is super potent, the application is really consistent, it is not as sudsy as other gel cleansers, it performs as a natural gel. After the wash, my skin feels free of oils and a days worth of makeup ( you guys know the process). 

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After cleansing the skin, I use the MD Complete breakout treatment, which is a light moisturizer, that prevents breakouts & hydrates the skin. The breakout treatment helps to restore + replenish the skin for a smoother, healthier, complexion. 

The last step in the acne clearing system is the Vitamin C healthy complexion serum. This retinol infused serum, helps to tone, tighten, and yes…. clear dark scaring. This serum is to be used both night and day ( after washing your face, of course) packed with all Vitamins A, B, C, + E to help prevent future acne, tighten pores, as well as giving the appearance of matte skin. The consistency of the serum does have a sticky texture, but that’s the active ingredient of Vitamin C. 

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Oh! after the final step, there is a final, final step, which includes a probiotic supplement drink. MD skincare healthy skin probiotic, is a supplement infused with niacin ( fancy word for Vitamin B) that is a internal supplement that targets stress levels….I mean, what? As you know stress, plays a big part in acne, and this probiotic ( may I add it taste like berries) restores the balance of your nutrition; & supports complexion. My skin consumes this product line so much; I already can tell the difference in my skin, and overall health completely. After the time of using all the products, my skin feels lighter; and the acne scarring is slowly, but surely disappearing. 

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This skincare system is so great to use, and with the dry, hot weather of the summer, this is the best time to have that great matte skin, I mentioned. MD Complete skincare range in anti aging as well. Get 15% OFF your first order, and save some shmoney Click the link below for your discount code —15% OFF

khadijah!

 

Touch in Sol | Mascara + duo chrome eyeshadow

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Hi Lovelies,

K- beauty have really been trending this year in makeup + skincare, trying new brands gives me an idea of what to look forward to with brands & products, well the brand I’ve reviewed recently is touch in sol. 

Touch in sol is a Korean brand, that was founded in Seoul, Korea. This particular brand creates affordable, fun beauty that showcases a variety from skincare to cosmetics. The brand develops products infused with natural botanical ingredients that are cruelty-free.

I have tested out 2 products from their inclusive line; first is a Voluminous mascara & the other is a dual duo-chrome eyeshadow.

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Stretchex stretch lash effect mascara

The Stretchex mascara is a volume infused mascara; enriched with silk protein to protect and elongate the lashes. I love this mascara the formula is not heavy & doesn’ t contain a lot of wax, no one wants spider lashes, this is a very build-able mascara, which you can manipulate how thick you want your lashes. The wand is curved and able to get each individual lash. The application is very beauty and the lash wear is impressive. I know we all been through the moments of taking off makeup, and the process can be long, but this mascara comes off with no problem; using something light like Baby oil, or Urban decay meltdown makeup remover gets it off super fast! super easy. This mascara is $22 USD, which falls in the price range of luxury brands. Now, is the product a bit expensive? yeaahhh, but like luxury brands, you question whether you’re paying for product or brand, in this case it’s both. K- beauty is a highly favored brand now a days, but as far as the product itself, it works as it advertise.

Metallist liquid foil & glitter duo shadow

Let’s chit chat on this product, liquid shadows have been the Gag! of the world of eyeshadow; and when you think about every brand jumped on the band wagon to create them from L’Oreal to Stila cosmetics, & K- beauty has joined the crew. Touch in sol have created foil/glitter duo shadows coming in various shades. The shades come in 9 different shades( swatched below) and the one I got to try was the shade Eldora, which was a pigmented Gold shimmer and a pressed gold foil.

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I really love the shade it’s really gold and creamy when applying, it does dry out a bit when blending, but as an all over shadow it works. The shadow has an angled doe foot  applicator, which allows a lot of manipulation in how much product is applied, so that’s definitely an advantage. The foil side has a flat spatula applicator to pack on the product, I really like this, just enough product comes out, but the fallout is so crazy, friendly warning! I would just say be careful, so glitter doesn’t get in your eye. I really like this shadow duo, it’s price is $24 USD, which is again a luxury price range, but you’re getting 2 shadow choices for the price.

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So what you think about K-beauty, have you tried the brand? Will you be trying the duo shadows? If so, “like” this post and “comment” if you love K’beauty……….

khadijah!

S K I N C A R E x N E U T R O G E N A

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Loves,

How much does your skincare change? With the difficulties of the weather, & seasons, I constantly change my routine, but its definitely time to say “Boy Bye” to the routine changes and find something more long lasting.

I have tried the Neutrogena hydogel mask, Brightening hydrogel mask, and the capsule sleeping mask, and here are my thoughts.

HYDROGEL MASK

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Neutrogena has developed a hydro-GEL mask, unlike no other, ridding dry skin, and enhancing the dull appearance of skin. This hydrogel masks nourishes the skin with seaweed extract, and water in the form of flexible gel. This gel mask is translucent, and unlike sheet masks that dry down, the gel masks are infused with nutrients that keep its moisture and doesn’t dry out. I have combination skin, so I have the result of both dry & oily skin. Using this mask, help to extract dirt and oil, but keep my moisture and natural oils in my skin, which does not give a total drying effect to the skin. What I love about the mask, is after using it for 15-20 min, you can refrigerate the mask, restoring a cooling effect that helps plump the skin, and helps with redness, the left over residue from the mask, can be rubbed into the skin as a moisturizer, leaving the skin soft & supple.

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The radiance boost brightening mask, contains Vitamin B-3, which boost the skins texture, and radiance. Skin that is dull & contains scarring; and redness, this is the mask for you. The skin mask fights against acne, while cooling the skin of redness, and dry; dull skin. The mask is only $2.99

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Neutrogena capsule sleeping mask

This travel size sleeping mask, may be small; but packs a big punch. The sleeping mask, is a concentrated gel mask, infused with hyaluronic acids, meant to target all skin problems; dryness, acne, aging, etc. I got about 4 good uses out of it, putting a little on, after cleansing my face, felt very moisturizing and gave me supple; hydrated skin in the morning.

After reviewing all the mask received, I can say that they are all successful masks. The hydragel masks, contains 50% more moisture than the sheet mask, and you get more uses out of them, the infusion of enzymes, and vitamins boosts the skin appearance in minutes.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if so be sure to “LIKE,” also have you tried the Neutrogena hydragel masks? If so, let me know in the comments,(If you want to check more of these mask out visit the sites below to learn more about the products)

Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask

Radiance Boost Brightening 100% Hydrogel Mask

Deep Clean® Purifying 100% Hydrogel Mask

Hydro Boost Hydrating Overnight Mask

Deep Clean Purifying Wash-Off Clay Mask

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sponsored by Brandbacker, all opinions are my own.

Besthairbuy| Extensions

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Loves.

B E Y O N C E , L A D Y G A G A, R I H A N N A…anything comes to mind? Lets put aside the fact that they’re all Q U E E N S, and great performers. Well, being that this is about hair, these women are known for whipping hair, and being style icons.

Hair extensions are the rage of the hair world, besthairbuy hair extensions are not only a boost to play with length & volume, but if you’re into switching up your styles constantly, this is what you want to try. Hair extensions come in wavy, straight, or kinky; curly hair. This is Hair extensions 101.

Bonded Hair extensions, are strands that are bonded or fused w/ natural hair using heat. These hair bonds are detachable, and safe to use, the only thing is once taken out you’re not able to reuse them. 

Tape in Hair extensions, are wefts of hair attached to double sided tape, which is then attached to your natural hair. You’re able to part your hair, and place the tape wherever you want length, it is completely harmless to hair strands.

Sew in, this is the most popular styling of the hair extensions. Your natural hair is braided and the hair extensions are then, sewn into the braids. The braiding styles determine if you want a side part, or if you want the option of putting your in a ponytail. When getting a sew in you still have to wash it, because this is not a long lasting style. The sew in can last for a few months.

Besthairbuy hair extensions, should be cared for just as natural hair. Hair extensions keep your natural hair protected for heat, and environmental damages, but still if not cared for hair extensions can lead to hair shedding, thinning. Be as gentile as possible when styling weave, no pulling or tugging, because the hair can be tangled and cause slippage at the root.

Pricing varies to not only the style choice, but the type of hair you purchase, synthetic hair tends to be cheaper and tangle easily, but as for fun colors, or something temporary synthetic hair can be the better option, for all my unicorns this is for you. Human hair can cost hundreds of  $$$, but this is more natural looking, & last for a longer period of time.

I hope you enjoyed this post, if so be sure to “LIKE” this post and comment if you’ve ever tried hair extensions. If you want to learn more about hair extensions be sure to check out the links below.

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ISSA W I G !!

Loves,

How many times have you looked in the mirror and have been overwhelmed with what to do with it? Lace front wigs have dominated the world of hair, when you want to change your hair another color, style, or trying out a short do, this is the route to go. 

Lace front wigs, are wigs that are naturally sewn into a lace base that protects your hair, but giving the illusion of a natural appearance. Wigs naturally have the properties of protecting damaged hair, as well as, healthy hair growth. This is the #1 go- to of protective hairstyles. Wearing a lace front wig stretch over the entire head, while a the front of the lace is and blended in with our natural hair, giving you a natural hairline. Lace front wigs can be manipulated just like real hair, you’re able to cut, curl, style, and color it to what your preference is all why keeping your hair from harm.

Lil Kim, Zendaya, Rihanna, Cardi B, have all rocked lace fronts, and stays on trend, as well as style icons. Best hair Buy, provides various types of lace fronts whether it is full coverage or lace frontal, so what’s the difference between the two? Besthairbuy Lace front wigs, have a sheer lace panel in the front, that the hair is sewn in, and allows you to have a naturally blended hairline, so SIS if you like the FKA Twig baby hair look, then this is for you. A full lace frontal wig is constructed with a lace cap that covers the entire head, and allow movement and styles, that means if you like braiding, and parting your hair, this will give it a natural looking part in the crown area & lace closure. Full lace fronts allows ponytails, braids, top knots, etc. 

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See any thing you Like? Here are the various lace front wigs. The colorful hair colors are synthetic lace front wigs ( the 2 at the end), compared to the human hair lace fronts, synthetic hair is nothing like it, synthetic hair is wayyyy cheaper, and though it comes in more hair colors, for those who like to switch it up daily, you have to take care of these specific wig types. Synthetic hair can’t take as much heat as human hair, & the hair is not natural, so it tangles and knots up really fast.

I hope you enjoyed this post, leave some love, be sure to “LIKE” this post, and tell which do you like Synthetic wigs, or lace frontal human hair? Be sure to visit the Besthairbuy website, if you liked any of the products, or want to learn more about hair in general.

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